placer mining

placer mining
Taking the soft earthy matter in which the particles of mineral are loosely mingled, and, by filtration, separating the one from the other. Reynolds v Iron Silver Mining Co. 116 US 687, 695, 29 L Ed 774, 777, 6 S Ct 601.

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